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☷ City of Reno Nevada - The City of Reno releases a statement on vehicle versus e scooter collision 20 May 2022
City of Reno , state Nevada ( By Press Release office)
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The City of Reno has issued the following statement regarding a vehicle versus e - scooter collision:
Today , Friday , May 20 , 2022 at Second St . and Virginia St . , an accident occurred involving a Reno Police officer and an e - scooter rider . The preliminary report indicates a collision after the rider ran a red light . The rider was not injured and did not require emergency medical services . This incident is currently under investigation by the Washoe County Sheriff ' s Office . Due to regional protocol , the Reno Police Department is unable to comment .
As part of the City of Reno’s new Micromobility Pilot Project , community members can expect to see new traffic features in Reno’s downtown corridor designed for pedestrian , micromobility and vehicle use . The project includes the following new features:
Two - way micromode track
Buffered micromode lane
One - way micromode track with parking buffer
For more information on the project ,
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With the ongoing installation of the pilot project , we want to share the following reminders:
E - scooters and other forms of micromobilty , including but not limited to , bikes , e - bikes , and e - skateboards , must obey the same traffic laws as motorists .
Micromobility users are highly encouraged to always wear a properly - fitting helmet .
Motorists should be alert , always obey posted speed limits , and practice extra caution at crosswalks and when driving near riders .
Micromobility users should slow down and yield to pedestrians .
Motorists should be on the lookout for travel lane and parking lane changes and new signage posted in the downtown area .
Motorists should allow for extra time when traveling downtown while pedestrians , riders and motorists alike navigate the changes .
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